Following Wasp nest removal - anyone used a good pest controller before?

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  • beastmaster 26 Jul 2009 22:49:13 19,406 posts
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    My sisters got a house full of them. Like something from Candyman.

    She lives in Manchester. Anyone used a good pest removing service and or around the area before?
  • prettyvacant 27 Jul 2009 00:29:17 244 posts
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    We just called the local council enviromental health department and a guy showed up within a day or so and sprayed the nests , no more wasps .

    This was in Scotland though , dunno if it's different south of the border .
  • mrpon 27 Jul 2009 06:09:29 35,401 posts
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    ^^ This. Exactly this, even the Scotland bit! Have a look on your local council website under Pest Control.

    Good luck.
  • Gradius 27 Jul 2009 06:49:06 2,303 posts
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    Call this guy, he looks proper reliable. Or call the Ghostbusters and ask if they are willing to kill wasps.
  • beastmaster 27 Jul 2009 07:13:31 19,406 posts
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    Cheers. She's getting the council in .
  • caligari 3 Apr 2012 02:33:18 17,945 posts
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    An electrician was in my loft yesterday to fit a new light - the supposedly 'dead' wasps' nest is alive and kicking. ;_;

    I've E-mailed a few pest control guys 'out of hours' - but most of their sites state that they're against the idea of completely removing the nest. I'm sorry, but it looks like something from Aliens - I don't want to have that 'pulsating' in the corner of the loft whenever I'm up there.

    Deodorant and a lighter is always an option, I suppose.
  • Tonka 3 Apr 2012 05:03:23 29,771 posts
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    Plastic bag, broom handle and some balls.
    Thats all you need.
  • smoothpete 3 Apr 2012 06:09:42 35,970 posts
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    Is it visible? ie not inside the brickwork or in the tiles or whatever? Just get some of that spray from a distance foam stuff. I've killed 3 nests in the last few years with that stuff, it works well
  • Rusty_M 3 Apr 2012 06:59:20 7,043 posts
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    I used rubber gloves and a plastic bag once, but this nest wasn't fully built yet. Worked though, which is the main thing.
  • mrpon 3 Apr 2012 07:01:11 35,401 posts
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    Call the council.
  • Load_2.0 3 Apr 2012 09:03:29 29,773 posts
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    Surely this is a job for a wasp spear!
  • figgis 3 Apr 2012 10:27:50 7,720 posts
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    Are they wasps? Wasps don't go back to a dead nest.
  • Vortex808 3 Apr 2012 10:35:08 13,348 posts
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    WD40 did it for us, but where they were (behind an outside light on the roofline) only had the one route in and out so they easily carried it into the nest. It was also quite small as w3e dealt with them pretty quickly.

    A mate who used to work for rentokill told us about the WD40 thing. It was way cheaper than getting exterminators in or buying a kit to kill them. A few liberal applications over a week in and around the entrance sorted it right out for us.


    I think it either smothers them by blocking the spiracles, or affects the chitin in some way. I forget.

    However, if they have a lot of ways in, and it's a large nest it may not work so well in your case.
  • smoothpete 3 Apr 2012 10:43:29 35,970 posts
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    They do not like Mr Muscle oven cleaner either
  • caligari 3 Apr 2012 14:22:53 17,945 posts
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    All great tips, but I'm too much of a chicken to even go near it.

    I have an exterminator up there at the mo. Really nice guy - he catches as many wasps as possible in a few plastic tubs before having a go at the nest itself, so that he can release them into local woodland.

    JAYSUS - he just called me up to say that the nest is well and truly alive - I could hear it going crazy from the entrance to the loft. The nutter is destroying it without a mask, too.

    I am not going to sleep for days.

    :-/
  • Load_2.0 3 Apr 2012 19:28:35 29,773 posts
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    I think he is planting wasps.

    is he mimicking their actions in an insane fashion?
  • OmniaVincitAmor 3 Apr 2012 19:34:38 2,372 posts
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    Dress up like a giant wasp and try and integrate yourself into their society. Work out who the boss is then overthrow him and be the king wasp. I reckon.
  • neilka 3 Apr 2012 19:36:41 22,658 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    Really nice guy - he catches as many wasps as possible in a few plastic tubs before having a go at the nest itself, so that he can release them back into my loft while I'm out.
  • cowell 4 Apr 2012 08:49:22 1,990 posts
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    OmniaVincitAmor wrote:
    Dress up like a giant wasp and try and integrate yourself into their society. Work out who the boss is then overthrow him and be the king wasp. I reckon.
    LOL that's quality!
  • smoothpete 4 Apr 2012 08:58:53 35,970 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    I have an exterminator up there at the mo. Really nice guy - he catches as many wasps as possible in a few plastic tubs before having a go at the nest itself, so that he can release them into local woodland.
    Exterminator? Fucking wasp liberator more like.
  • caligari 19 Oct 2014 00:56:44 17,945 posts
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    ...aaaaaaand they're back! These are the weird 'slow-motion' variety that only want to crawl around on my windows - Amityville Horror-stylee.

    Hurry up, Winter - I can't be bothered to fork out for another wasp genocide.
  • smugla 19 Oct 2014 01:19:53 2,242 posts
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    buy the foam diy job
  • Dirtbox 19 Oct 2014 01:22:18 91,187 posts
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  • smoothpete 19 Oct 2014 08:41:52 35,970 posts
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    They are probably pissed on fermented apples
  • Tonka 19 Oct 2014 08:44:57 29,771 posts
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    My brother tried to shoot one down with a shotgun. Failed.
  • Drakesmoke 19 Oct 2014 09:56:58 572 posts
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    Quality thread is quality
  • Fab4 19 Oct 2014 10:14:27 8,844 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    ...aaaaaaand they're back! These are the weird 'slow-motion' variety that only want to crawl around on my windows - Amityville Horror-stylee.

    Hurry up, Winter - I can't be bothered to fork out for another wasp genocide.
    They should be dead by now, that's why they are in slow-motion mode.
  • Nitrous 8 May 2019 05:49:56 1,818 posts
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    Not a wasps nest but a bumblebee nest. From what I can tell they have built a small nest around the soil stack where it goes through the eaves.

    One pest control company told me they wouldn't help and to look at the bee keepers association website but I've seen they won't work at heights partly to do with insurance and safety.

    They are not causing a problem but it's stopping us from opening the bathroom window as we don't want them inside the house. The loft looks and sounds clear thankfully.

    Any advice? Or leave it?
  • smoothpete 8 May 2019 06:26:56 35,970 posts
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    We had a bumblebee nest in the wooden lintel over the front door. I just left it, I like them. It was cool watching them do bee stuff. Like, on hot days a bunch of them would fan their wings in a semi circle around the entrance to circulate air and cool the nest. They weren’t aggressive unless you really got close for an extended period but even then I think it was just a threat.
  • smoothpete 8 May 2019 06:32:31 35,970 posts
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    Would it be viable to put up netting of some kind so you could still use the bathroom window without them getting in?
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